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Knossos Archaeological Site

KNOSOS, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #7 of 33 attractions in Heraklion
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We travelled by bus and was easy to get there. Was very good value for money and under 16s are free. You had to pay to use the ladies loo (1 euro). They weren't the best facilities. Site was larger than expected. It was very busy and lots of tours going on. Is very much in the open with few... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Went here today with high hopes, waiting to be enthralled after reading some of the reviews. Cost €6 each to enter. If you wanted a guide this was another €20. Took advice from previous reviewers and went later in the day to avoid the heat and the crowds which worked well. We weren't given any leaflet telling us about the... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Lovely to see. Very hot. take plenty of water and a hat. A tour guide is reccomended ours was great. Was very interesting tour.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Interesting to see the site so much has been written about. Really quite stunning in many ways - location, size, even the reconstructions. Well worth a visit to set the scene for the history/archeology. Was quite busy while we were there, but by altering the order we went round, managed to see most without having to peer over shoulders.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Took local bus from Kokkini Hani to Heraklion and then then on to Knossos. Very hot day which made queuing for interior a no-no but very interesting site even though there was very little mention of the Minataur much to the dissappointment of younger daughter. Very reasonable entry fee and toilets OK.

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Zagreb, croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It was so hot but worthy, defintely you must go to Archaelogical museum in Heraklion to see originals.

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Poole
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We got to the Palace of Knosses as early as we could manage, which was about 9:30am and already that was too late. Within the 2 hour visit, the grounds had filled up so much with busloads of other tourists that it was hard to see anything. Additionally, the Palace of Knossos was not what I was expecting. The site... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

we had an excellent guide on this trip who was passionate about greek history. However the tour of knossos took nearly 2 hours in 36 degrees and there is little shade so make sure you take a hat and water!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Having visited the ancient city of Lato only a week earlier, I had high hopes for Knossos. We decided to pay for the guided tour (it was either €10 or €20 per head, I cant quite remember...) to really get the 'full' experience (at Lato we wandered about and were only able to guess at what areas might have been... More

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Carry-le-Rouet, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

With the proliferation of archaeological sites on Crete, Knossos is perhaps the best known. That said, the best way to approach it is by scooter. Cars and tourist buses command the road, but a little scooter can slip in and around and you will always find a parking place and in the shade, no less. You might be a little... More

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